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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Portrait of the Artist Gustav Klimt
name | Gustav Klimt

lived | 1862-1918

paintings | selected works

Adele Bloch-Bauer I
Garden with Sunflowers
The Kiss
Judith I
Music I
Pallas Athene
Sonja Knips
The Sunflower
The Three Ages of Woman
Water Serpents

Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is famous for his images of women. Whether they are portraits of fashionable ladies, daring depictions of mythological heroines, or erotic fantasies made manifest in paint, these remarkable works of art have earned Klimt a reputation that continues to seduce viewers even today.

In these paintings and other works, Klimt captured a particular obsession of the late Nineteenth century - the femme fatale, or fatal woman. Paintings such as Judith I and Judith II (Salome) convey the essence of these powerfully compelling creatures of myth and imagination, who in their timeless capacity to inspire desire, seem to live and breathe on Klimt's canvases.

Indeed, once you have seen one of the artist's images, you might find it difficult to forget your encounter with the legendary sirens and sphinxes of Klimt's art. However, there is much more to the man than his visions of fatal women, so let us now explore more about this talented and compelling artist. You can learn more about the paintings listed on this page by clicking on the links above. And if you want to know more about Klimt, his life, and his work, there are recommended books on the pages of this section.


Frank Whitford is the author of this book. It is a great introduction to the life and work of Gustav Klimt, with many images of Klimt's paintings accompanying the interesting text.


Robert Goldwater's book introduces us to the some of the artists and concepts involved with the complicated but fascinating art movement known as Symbolism.